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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Furniture ➔ Serving Stand (footed)

Identifier:
V230
Description:
Calling Card Holder. Sterling silver plated holder with a round base and curving stem, which supports a large leaf, decorated like a peacock's feather. Cherub handle. Footed. 
During the Victorian era, visitors to a home of a wealthy man like Voigt would be greeted at the door by a servant. If the Voigts were not home, or did not wish to socialize, visitors of status were encouraged to leave a calling card so the family could contact them later. It would be placed in this tray. Collecting these calling cards became an incidental hobby of wealthy Victorians.;Bottom/Stamped: 'Rogers & Bro./Triple Plate/'3640'; hand holding thunderbolts, circular..;USA: Michigan, Grand Rapids. Voigt House. Ralph Voigt donated majority of C.G.A. Voigt estate to GR Foundation upon his death in 1971. GR Foundation leased the property to Kent County Council of Historic Preservation. KCCHP purchased the property in 1974 and donated it to the City.. Voigt, Ralph.;USA: Michigan, Grand Rapids. Voigt House. Voigt, Ralph.
Date:
1890 – 1900
Materials:
Silver, Metal
Dimensions:
6.5" h 6.5" w 6.25" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Kent County Council For Historic Preservation
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Kent County Council For Historic Preservation
The Kent County Council for Historic Preservation has several responsibilities that support the preservation and protection of our history. These include:
  • Recommending designation of new historic districts 
  • Reviewing applications for proposed alterations within historic districts
  • Enforcing the Historic Preservation Ordinance Chapter and cooperating with the state, federal and local governments in pursuance of its responsibilities
  • Conducting meetings or hearings necessary to carry out these purposes
The Historic Preservation Commission consists of seven members who reside in Grand Rapids. Members are appointed by the City Commission for three-year terms (two consecutive terms are allowed). Members shall have a demonstrated interest in or knowledge of historic preservation. Two members shall be appointed from a list submitted by the Kent County Council for Historic Preservation and one member shall be an architect duly registered in the State of Michigan.

http://grcity.us/design-and-development-services/Planning-Department/Pages/Historic-Preservation-Commission.aspx


Rogers And Brothers